Exaltasamba was a Brazilian pagode music group, formed in 1985 in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo. The group began simply playing gigs in restaurants and bars. They later began writing their own songs, eventually releasing an album, "Eterno Amanhecer" in 1992. However, it wasn't until 1996 that they truly became successful, with their 1996 and 1997 albums, "Luz do Desejo and "Desliga e Vem" each going Double Platinum. They released a Live Album with songs handpicked by their fans via E-Mail. In 2003, one of their best known Vocalists, Thiaguinho, joined the group. They continued to release albums. Their 25th Anniversary was in 2010, and they had written new material to perform on this show. The year thereafter, Thiaguinho announced that he planned on leaving the group. They subsequently announced their disbandment after 25 years as a band. Their final concert was on February 2012, and it was broadcast on a channel considered the Brazilian Equivalent to the United States' MTV; Multishow.
Thiaguinho - banjo and second lead vocal (2003 - 2012),
Péricles - banjo and original lead vocal (1985 - 2012),
Pinha - repique of the hand,
Brilhantina - cavaquinho,
Thell - rebolo